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Meet Corydoras eversi, a new cory species

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 16, 2016 09:00 AM
Corydoras eversi is a vibrant orange cory catfish discovered in rio Araguaia, Brazil by a fishkeeper and cory breeder! It's been in the aquarium trade for some time now, known among fishkeepers as Corydoras sp. “Guarana." Now it has a formal description.
Meet Corydoras eversi, a new cory species

Aquarium specimen of Corydoras eversi , nearly 37.0 mm SL, showing its peculiar bright orange color pattern. Photo by Hans-Georg Evers.

The new cory is described in the latest publication of Neotropical Ichthyology.  Its etymology is particularly interesting to aquarists:

Corydoras eversi is named in honor of Hans-Georg Evers, a dear friend and great enthusiast in the fishkeeping hobby, especially in the breeding of Corydoras species. Hans collected the specimens of C.eversi that apparently originated all the stock present in the hobby until the present day and also the specimens used herein for the description.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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